Rightwing US commentator Bill O’Reilly warned Quentin Tarantino that he has “ruined his career” after the Oscar-winning film-maker spoke at a protest against police brutality in New York this weekend.

Fox News stalwart O’Reilly criticised Tarantino for appearing at the rally a week after 33-year-old NYPD officer Randolph Holder was fatally shot in the city.

“Last week New York City police officer Randolph Holder [was] shot dead by a long-time drug dealer that a judge refused to incarcerate,” said the commentator. “Tyrone Howard, 28 arrests on his sheet … thus Officer Holder is dead.

“Less than a week after Officer Holder was killed and before his funeral even took place, Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino travelled to New York City to condemn American police officers.”

Speaking on his The O’Reilly Factor show, the conservative commentator, who has been strongly criticised over his coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, highlighted comments by Tarantino about the unarmed 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

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